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Prohibit access to properties of a LAN connection

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network and Dial-up Connections

Description

Determines whether administrators can view and change the properties of a local area network (LAN) connection.

If you enable this policy, the Properties menu items are disabled, and administrators cannot open the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box.

If you disable this policy, a Properties menu item appears when administrators right-click the icon representing a local area connection. Also, when administrators select the connection, Properties is enabled on the File menu.

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This policy supersedes policies that remove or disable parts of the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, such as those that hide tabs, remove the check boxes for enabling or disabling components, or disable the Properties button for components that a connection uses. If you enable this policy, the system ignores the policies that disable parts of the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box.

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Regardless of policy settings, non-administrators cannot access properties of a local area connection.

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